Alina MalkovaUniversity of Missouri
I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in Economics at the University of Missouri. My research areas are labor and development economics with a focus on entrepreneurship, labor informality, and labor mobility. My studies examine how access to finance can influence labor market decisions. Recent projects include the effect of the shrinking of the U.S. branch network on the decline of self-employment, the link between credit market development and labor informality in Russia, the role of the informal credit market in labor market decisions, the cell phone access and financial inclusion in Nigeria, and the impact of sanctions against Russia on real wages. I received a B.S. and a M.S. in Applied Math and Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, a M.A. in Economics from New Economic School, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2020.